Texas A&M University sailing team missing - Page 7 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #61  
Old 12-20-2008
camaraderie's Avatar
moderate?
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: East Coast
Posts: 13,878
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 15
camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough camaraderie is a jewel in the rough
Quote:
Originally Posted by messenger View Post
http://http://www.galvnews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=511fa0c9c3c3b594"The Coast Guard also determined the emergency beacon — formally known as the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon — and life raft were improperly stowed below deck before the boat capsized."


Life Raft and EPIRB stowed below!!!!!!!

Yes they did report that but neither had anything to do with the death as near as I can determine. It is further quite unclear to me from the report that there was anything wrong with where they were. The requirement for the raft is that it be deployable from down below within 15 seconds. The boat turtled...no time to deploy. The EPIRP may have been a mechanically activated one rather than water activated. I am unaware of any requirement to stow an EPIRB on deck.

I am interested in actually seeing the real report rather than the press release as these two items seem to imply/ indicate some negligence on the part of the skipper or crew where none may exist.
We cruised for 4 years with the raft in a bag and a manually activated EPIRB stowed below...but easily accessed...and I never thought twice about it or ever read anything that said that was not perfectly acceptable practice.
__________________
No longer posting. Reach me by PM!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #62  
Old 12-25-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Green Cove Springs, Florida
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
messenger is on a distinguished road
USCG report. Somewhat vague.. Missing, IMHO, where were the groundings? And those blackouts on page 9, I dont guess that anything to do with a bottle of ahhhh.....mouthwash...
http://www.d8externalaffairs.com/pos..._2_.246074.pdf
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
US SAILING Announces Dates and Locations for 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Sailing (Sailing1st.com) NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-11-2006 10:15 AM
USA. US SAILING names 2006 US National Sailing Team @ BYM Sailing News NewsReader News Feeds 0 04-20-2006 03:16 AM
How Other Sailors Learned Mark Matthews Learning to Sail Articles 0 08-31-2001 08:00 PM
Are the Kids on a Sabbatical? Micca Hutchins Learning to Sail Articles 0 04-04-1999 08:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:26 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.